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Global Health Faculty Associates are a transdisciplinary group of educators, researchers, and practitioners that have an integral role in advancing global health at the University of Minnesota.

Below is a growing list of faculty with a general description of their expertise and a link to their complete biography.  Also visit the Global Health Impact Map for database of global health activities at the Academic Health Center.

 

School of Dentistry

Naty Lopez, PhD, MEd
Associate Professor

Expertise: Student recruitment, mentoring and career development; cultural competency; health seeking behaviors of immigrants

Locations: Pacific and East Asia, Global Local, Tribal Communities

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Karin Quick, PhD, DDS
Associate Professor and Director

Expertise: Application of decision theory in dentistry and ethics; educational processes, hidden-curriculum, and relationship-centered care

Locations: Ecuador, Uganda, Global

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Carmen Real, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Expertise: Dental health

Location: Brazil

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Elise W. Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor

Expertise: Patients with special health care needs, the oral-respiratory ecological relationship, access to pediatric oral health services and maternal and child health

Locations: Global

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Karl D. Self, DDS, MBA
Associate Professor

Expertise: Access to care issues, health care disparities, and workforce issues

Locations: Rwanda, Uganda

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Julio Sotillo, DDS, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Expertise: Hospital dentistry, prevention and restorative dentistry, and craniofacial biology

Locations: Global Local

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Medical School

Katie Anderson, MD, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Arboviruses: dengue, chikungunya, zika, Sero-epidemiology of viruses and correlates of protection, Issues in serology critical to vaccine introduction and evaluation, Field studies of transmission and pathogenesis, Importance of subclinical and mild infections in virus transmission, Evaluation of early clinical predictors of severe infection

Locations: Vietnam, Thailand

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Kumar Belani, MD
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Locations: India

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Paul Bohjanen, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Infectious Diseases, International Medicine, HIV infection

Locations: Uganda

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Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Family planning; global population health; clinical research; global reproductive health including access and uptake of family planning services, safe abortion care, novel methods to screen and treat cervical disease and medical education.

Locations: Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

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David Boulware, MD, MPH, CTropMed®
Lois & Richard King Distinguished Associate Professor

Expertise: Travel medicine, tropical medicine, HIV/AIDS, cost effectiveness, pediatrics, infectious disease, internal medicine

Locations: Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom

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Sarah Cusick, PhD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: International maternal and child nutrition, the interaction between nutritional deficiencies and infectious disease, and the effect of these interactions on child health and long-term cognitive development

Locations: Uganda

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Judith Eckerle, MD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Global health and development of children adopted, medical advocacy and education on the care of orphan populations around the world, pediatric resident medical education, research, evaluation and diagnosis for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Locations: South Korea, China, Global Local, Tribal Communities

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Sophia Gladding, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Global pediatrics, medical education, educational research, learner assessment and program evaluation

Locations: Global

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Marshall Hertz, MD
Judith H. and John M. Murphy Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Advanced lung disease; Lung transplant medicine; Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Locations: Global

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Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM
Associate Professor

Expertise: Global child health; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in global health education; demographics, evaluation and treatment of infectious diseases among internationally adopted children

Locations: Uganda

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Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA
Dean

Expertise: Transfusion medicine, pheresis, transfusion-transmitted diseases, HIV diagnostics, prevention and treatment

Locations: Global

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Dana Johnson, MD, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Pediatrics, Short- and Long Term Effects of Early Childhood Deprivation, Institutional Care for Children, International and Domestic Adoption and Neonatology.

Locations: Global local

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Catherine Jordan, MD, LP
Associate Professor

Expertise: Community-based Participatory Research, Community-engaged Scholarship, Nature-based education, Developmental impact of outdoor experiences on youth

Locations: Global Local

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Sarah Kesler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: multidisciplinary and simulation based education, ethics and end of life issues in the Intensive Care Unit.

Locations: Global

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Samir Khariwala, MD
Associate Professor

Expertise: tobacco-related carcinogenesis in oral/head and neck cancer, biomarkers, outcomes in head and neck cancer

Locations: India

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Michael Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment)

Expertise: Pediatrics

Locations: Thailand

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Jonathan Kirsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Inpatient care of adults, medical education, internal medicine, hospital medicine, global health, quality improvement, farmworker/Latino health, documentation and coding, resident mentorship in scholarship

Locations: Global Local, Panama

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Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA
Department Chair

Expertise: urological surgery; prostate, bladder and urologic cancers

Locations: India, West Indies

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Maria Kroupina, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: research-based clinic for young children with a history of early adversity and toxic stress, focusing on early identification and intervention; acute vs. delayed iron therapy in severe malaria on anemia, iron status, and neurobehavioral development; red blood cell iron incorporation in severe malaria

Locations: Kazakhstan, Russia, Uganda

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Troy Lund, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Bone marrow transplant, origin of African pediatric cancers, hematology, tropical medicine, oxidative stress in children with G6PD deficiency,

Locations: Niger, Uganda, Nigeria

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Jeffrey McCullough, MD
Professor Emeritus

Expertise: blood transfusion, cell therapies, and platelet therapies.

Locations: Sub-Saharan Africa, Afghanistan

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Nathaniel Meuser-Herr, MD
Chief Resident

Expertise: Pediatrics

Locations: Uganda

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Antoinette Moran, MD
Professor

Expertise: Cystic fibrosis related diabetes mellitus, type 1 diabetes prevention, pediatric diabetes, pediatric diabetes care in East Africa

Locations: Uganda

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Brian Muthyala, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Global medicine, resident medical education, medical advocacy, and the interplay between the humanities and medicine.

Locations: Cameroon

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Kirsten Nielsen, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Central Nervous System Penetration by Cryptococcus neoformans

Locations: Uganda

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Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH
Professor

Expertise: Smoking cessation, cancer prevention, minority health, health disparities, community engagement

Locations: Global Local

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Michael Pitt, MD
Assistant Professor; Director of Global Health Education; Associate Residency Program Director

Expertise: Non-traditional medical education including game-based learning, online learning, use of social media for education, and simulation. Co-created SUGAR a simulation curricula widely used in global health preparation.

Locations: Special interest in resident preparation for work in global health; has worked most extensively in Tanzania and Haiti

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Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
Associate Professor

Expertise: Medical education, health care systems, public health and health policy

Locations: India

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Lisa Prusak, MD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Full spectrum family medicine, outpatient medicine, procedures, and international medicine

Locations: Bangledash

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Radha Rajasingham, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Internal medicine, HIV, global health

Locations: Uganda

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Joshua Rhein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Infectious Disease

Locations: Uganda

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Michael Rhodes, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, inpatient care of adults and children, medical education, clinical tropical medicine and travelers’ health

Locations: Tanzania

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Mark Rosenberg, MD
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Continuum of Medical Educations; Nephrology Fellowship Training; Chronic Kidney Disease; Hypertension; Fluid and electrolyte disorders

Locations: Panama

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Timothy Schacker, MD
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Internal medicine, HIV disease, herpes simplex infections, viral disease in immune compromised persons, general infectious diseases

Locations: Uganda, Malawi, Thailand

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Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD
Professor

Expertise: ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities

Locations: Uganda

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Kate Venable, MD, CTropMed®
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Nutrition and health, Tropical Medicine, Global Health

Locations: South and Central America, focus in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Shanthi Sivanandam, MD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Imaging: transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography with emphasis on fetal echocardiography and cardiac MRI, pediatric cardiology

Location: India

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Tina Slusher, MD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Global health, neonatal resuscitation, management of ventilators, neonatal care in low-resource settings, pain management, recognition and treatment of neonatal jaundice, treatment of malnutrition, immunization updates

Locations: Nigeria, Kenya, Thailand, Uganda

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John Song, MD, MPH, MAT
Associate Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Expertise lies in primarily in domestic homeless populations and have conducted research on their end of life and respite care. Also have interest in ethics of treating vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Locations: Global Local

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William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, CTropMed®, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Expertise: How human mobility affects infectious diseases, travel and tropical medicine, parasitology, travel medicine, general infectious diseases, pediatric infectious diseases, adult infectious diseases

Locations: Tanzania, Uganda, Thailand, Malaysia, Global Local

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Clifford Steer, MD
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition; physician scientist training; global health training for medical students (Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship program).

Locations: Sweden, Global

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Julia Steinberger, MD, MS
Professor

Expertise: Echocardiography, hyperlipidemia, preventive cardiology, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk factors in children and young adults

Locations: Israel

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Muna Sunni, MBBCh
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Pediatric endocrinology

Locations: Uganda

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Stephen Swanson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: Infectious diseases, tropical medicine, global health, pediatric hospital medicine, medical education

Locations: Asia and sub-Saharan Africa (based in Tanzania)

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Bernard Trappey, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment)

Expertise: Hospital medicine, internal medicine

Locations: Haiti

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James Van Vooren, MD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Medical education. Involved with medical student, resident and practicing physician education globally, with emphasis in Afghanistan. Locally, developed a new refugee clinic and a travel clinic within our residency. CTropMed®

Locations: Afghanistan, Global

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Patricia Walker, MD, DTM&H, CTropMed®, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Refugee and immigrant health care, travel and tropical medicine, globally mobile populations, health disparities and culturally competent health care.

Locations: Southeast Asia

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Daniel Weisdorf, MD
Professor of Medicine

Expertise: Blood and marrow transplant therapies for hematologic malignancies, clinical complications of transplantation, opportunistic infections, graft versus host disease (GVHD)

Locations: India

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School of Nursing

Eunice M. Areba, PhD, RN, PHN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Expertise: Environmental, social and individual factors fostering healthy youth development; coping mechanisms in immigrant and refugee youth; drugs, substance use, violence and mental health in immigrant and refugee youth

Locations: Kenya, Global Local

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Mary M. Benbenek, PhD, MS, RN, FNP, PNP
Clinical Associate Professor

Expertise: Family nurse practitioner with clinical experience in modeling and teaching the value of considering social determinants of health, developing cultural sensitivity, and engaging patients and communities to promote health

Locations: Honduras, Guatemala and global-local underserved populations.

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Corjena K. Cheung, PhD, RN, FGSA
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Effects of yoga on osteoarthritis-related outcomes in older adults; Design and development of technology for older adults to improve exercise adherence and monitor symptoms; Knowledge, skills and attitudes of complementary and alternative therapies among geriatric nurse practitioners

Location: China

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Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Professor and Dean

Expertise: Health informatics; national standards for electronic health record; outcomes/safety data

Locations: Iceland, Iraq, India, Korea and Taiwan

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Diana M. Drake, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Expertise: Implementing integrative health care and inter professional practice with a focus on 'health care in context' and the related issues of access and economics specific to women’s health care. Integrative medicine, women's midlife healthcare, interprofessional education. Study focus is on health care practices in the Afro-Brazilian female population. This includes both the federal health care system and the alternative health care community.

Location: Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

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Ann E. Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN
Professor

Expertise: Research design; family assessment and intervention; children with special health care needs; stress and coping; children with special health care needs; cross-cultural health and culturally competent care; family health and care-giving

Location: Iceland

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Nasra H. Giama, DNP, RN, PHN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Expertise: Health disparities related to viral hepatitis and liver disease, adolescent health, refugee and immigrant health, Public Health Nursing

Locations: Global Local

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Merrie J. Kaas, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Professor

Expertise: Psychiatric-mental health nursing; scholarship of distance teaching and learning; older women's mental health; nursing interventions for late-life depression; integrative mental health; and interprofessional mental health education.

Location: Iceland

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Madeleine J. Kerr, PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Expertise: Intervention to prevent occupational hearing loss, Latino worker health promotion, public health informatics

Locations: Global Local

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Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director

Expertise: Complementary therapies, healing practices

Location: Iceland

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Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor

Expertise: public health nursing; theoretical foundations of nursing; nursing administration; intervention effectiveness research; disseminating effective interventions; Omaha System psychometrics and applications; data mining and machine learning methods

Location: Iceland

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Susan K. O'Conner-Von, PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Expertise: Pediatric pain, palliative care, preparation for surgery, web based educational programs for adolescents, spirituality care

Location: Ireland

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Linda Olson Keller, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN
Clinical Professor

Expertise: Public health nursing workforce, enumeration and population ratios, evidence-based public health practice, emotional intelligence and leadership in the workplace

Locations: Southeast Asia

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Jeanne Pfeiffer, DNP, MPH, RN, CIC, FAAN
Clinical Associate Professor

Expertise: Disaster preparedness, infection prevention, global health, inter-professional mass influenza immunization capacity

Locations: Global

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Carolyn M. Porta, PhD, MPH, RN SANE-A
Associate Professor

Expertise: Promoting healthy physical and emotional trajectories into adulthood; trans-disciplinary eco-health research to advance global health; use of mHealth and photovoice strategies in health promotion

Locations: Rwanda, Uganda, Global Local

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Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Clinical Associate Professor Specialty Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership

Expertise: Partnership-based health care and interprofessional practice, diversity and inclusivity, design thinking and innovation

Location: Iceland

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Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor

Expertise: Refugee trauma, stress and coping; community-based coping intervention research; eco-health strategies in central/eastern Africa; war and health; refugee experience; public health in resource-poor countries; population-focused assessment; one health strategies

Locations: Uganda, Central and East Africa

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Maria N. Ruud, DNP, RN, CNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Expertise: Women’s health working with local immigrant and refugee communities including Hmong, Somali, and Liberian, Special interest in public policy and healthcare, over 25 years’ experience in community and multi-specialty systems as a WHNP.

Locations: Brazil

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Melissa A. Saftner, PhD, CNM, RN
Clinical Associate Professor

Expertise: Nurse-midwifery, obstetric nursing, adolescent sexual risk behavior, health promotion in adolescent populations, American Indian health, improving access to nurse-midwives

Locations: Tribal Communities

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Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Associate Professor

Expertise: Gerontological nursing, research, evidence-based practice, science of nursing intervention; effects of aerobic exercise in Alzheimer’s disease; physical activity and cognition; community-based care for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; prevent cognitive decline in older adults

Location: China

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College of Pharmacy

Karen Bastianelli, PharmD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Implementation of patient care services in a community pharmacy; initiatives to improve access to healthcare in rural and/or underserved populations

Locations: Italy, Germany

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Esam El-Fakahany, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Expertise: Alzheimer's therapy, psychiatry

Locations: Egypt, China

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Oscar Garza, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems

Locations: Mexico, Ecuador

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Julie Johnson, PharmD
Associate Dean for Professional and External Relations

Expertise: Service learning; Innovative teaching methods; Leadership Development

Locations: Tanzania, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Haiti, Uganda

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Melanie Nicol, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Identifying factors that influence the efficacy of antivirals in tissue compartments

Location: Uganda

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Randall D. Seifert, PharmD
Senior Associate Dean and Professor

Expertise: Value propositions changing health care based cost management to value management; pharmacoeconomics and outcomes analysis; impact of ethnic differences in pharmacokinetics and population risk assessment of fixed drug formularies; health economics

Locations: China, Germany

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School of Public Health

Bruce Alexander, PhD
Professor and Division Head

Expertise: Cancer: Risk Factors / Incidence, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Injuries / Injury Prevention, Mining Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Pulmonary Disease, Research Methods

Locations: Thailand, Vietnam, India

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Nicole E. Basta, PhD, MPhil
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccines, meningococcal disease, influenza, design and implementation of clinical epidemiological studies, epidemiological and statistical methods, evaluating public health interventions, survey design, immunology, ecology of infectious diseases, evolutionary medicine, international research.

Locations: Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Brazil, India, Panama

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Zobeida Bonilla, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Maternal Child & Health, Latino/a health, qualitative health research and program evaluation, global health, health disparities.

Locations: Caribbean region

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Kathleen Call, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Community-Based Research, Disparities, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Survey Research, Sociology

Locations: Global Local

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Benjamin Capistrant, ScD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Aging; Cardiovascular Disease; Disparities; Epidemiology; Global Health; Sociology

Locations: India, Malawi, Kenya

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John Connett, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Clinical trials in pulmonary disease, smoking, ophthalmology, and cardiovascular disease; case-control studies; estimation of odds ratio; random effects models; coefficient-of-variation models for laboratory data; and statistical computing.

Locations: Global

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Matteo Convertino, PhD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Spatio-temporal analysis, modeling, and management of complex systems

Locations: India, Uganda

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John Finnegan, PhD
Dean

Expertise: Media communication and public health; community campaigns; the “Knowledge Gap” and health outcomes; digital information technology and its impact on public health.

Locations: Global

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Linda D. Frizzell
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Tribal health and policy, long-term care, health reform, health policy, behavioral health (mental health, chemical dependency, abusive condition, and violence)

Locations: Global Local, First Nations and Government of Canada, Indigenous populations of New Zealand and Australia

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Craig Hedberg, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Food borne disease surveillance, surveillance of environmental factors associated with foodborne disease, the role of food workers in the occurrence of food borne diseases, use of epidemiologic methods in outbreak investigations and disease control

Locations: Uganda

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David Jacobs, PhD
Mayo Professor of Public Health

Expertise: Biostatistics, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Epidemiology, Nutrition / Diet

Locations: Japan, Norway, Netherlands

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Rhonda Jones-Webb, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Alcohol epidemiology and policy with a special emphasis on race and social class issues, policy as a prevention strategy, minority health issues

Location: Uganda

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Harry Lando, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Global issues in tobacco reduction, smoking cessation, treatment of medically compromised smokers, tobacco policy

Location: India, Global

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Alan Lifson, MD, MPH
Professor

Expertise: Infectious Disease: HIV / AIDS

Locations: Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia

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Jeffrey Mandel
Associate Professor

Expertise: Cancer, Cancer: Risk Factors / Incidence, Cancer: Screening, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Occupational Health & Safety, Pulmonary Disease

Location: India

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Claudia Munoz-Zanzi, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Disease Surveillance, Epidemiology, Global Health, Infectious Disease, Zoonosis

Locations: Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador

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Jim Neaton, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, Global Health, Infectious Disease: HIV / AIDS, Infectious Disease: Influenza, Research Methods

Locations: Global

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Ruby Nguyen, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Women’s health, etiology of reduced fertility, infertility and later disease, intersection of genital tract infections on reproduction, pregnancy-related morbidity, and epidemiologic methods in studies of fertility.

Locations: Uganda

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J. Michael Oakes, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Behavior & Health, Causal Inference, Child / Adolescent Health, Community Intervention, Community-Based Research, Epidemiology, Epidemiology: Social, Ethics, Obesity: Child, Physical Activity, Policy / Politics, Research Methods, Sociology, Statistics Education

Locations: Nepal, Global Local

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Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director

Expertise: Disease Surveillance, Epidemiology, Health Communications: Social Media, Infectious Disease (Food-borne, HIV / AIDS, Influenza, STDs) Policy / Politics, Public Health Preparedness, Vaccines

Locations: Global

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Mark Pereira, PhD, MPH
Professor

Expertise: role of dietary composition, and of eating and physical activity patterns, in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Locations: Singapore

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Irina Stepanov, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Development of novel biomarkers of human exposure to chemical carcinogens; carcinogen-induced damage to chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA; application of biomarkers to understand inter-individual differences in susceptibility to chemical carcinogen-induce

Locations: India

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William Toscano
Professor

Expertise: Environmental endocrine disruptors and diabetes, environmental health, social determinants and epigenetics on human health, global health, risk assessment, toxicology, women’s health, systems biology; arsenic and heavy metal toxicity

Locations: India; Japan; Republic of Georgia

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Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH
Professor & Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Research

Expertise: Cancer, Cancer: Treatment & Outcomes, Global Health, Health Policy & Management, Medicaid / Medicare, Outcomes / Measures, Quality of Care

Locations: Global

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College of Veterinary Medicine

Julio Alvarez, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Veterinary epidemiology, Zoonosis, Mycobacterial diseases, Animal brucellosis, Impact of diseases in swine production, Food-borne disease

Locations: Spain, Europe

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Trevor Ames, DVM, MS
Professor and Dean

Expertise: Infectious diseases of livestock with emphasis on prevention and control programs including protective immunity and vaccine evaluation.

Locations: South East Asia and Central and East Africa

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Anibal Armien, DVM, MSc, DrVetMed, DACVP
Professor

Expertise: Comparative neuropathology, infectious disease of neotropical wildlife animals, diagnostic ultrastructural pathology, pathology of zoo and wildlife

Locations: Brazil

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Jeff Bender, DVM, MS
Professor

Expertise: Working at the Interface of Human and Animal Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Diseases, Food Safety, Antimicrobial Resistance, Infectious Disease Surveillance, Infection Prevention and Control

Locations: Thailand

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Meggan Craft, PhD
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Health and Biodiversity, Ecology of Infectious Disease

Locations: Africa

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John Deen, DVM, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Swine health, animal welfare, disease epidemiology, analytic epidemiology, international development

Locations: Southeast Asia, Central and East Africa

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Sandra Godden, DVM
Professor

Expertise: dairy, ruminants, epidemiology, Heifer International

Locations: Global

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Karin Hamilton, DVM, MPH
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Ecosystem health, one health, interprofessional health education, zoonoses, food safety

Locations: Thailand, Kosovo, Southeast Asia, Uganda

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William Hueston, PhD, DVM
Emeritus Faculty

Expertise: Global food systems leadership, food safety, risk analysis, epidemiology of zoonoses, animal health monitoring and disease surveillance, animal and public health policy, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Locations: Global, Thailand, Switzerland, France, Italy

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Han Joo, DVM, PhD
Professor

Expertise: Health management of swine farms

Locations: South Korea

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Larissa Minicucci, DVM, MPH
Associate Professor

Expertise: Epidemiology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, outcomes assessment for student learning in public health and cultural competency, community-based practice opportunities in population and preventive medicine

Locations: Tribal communities

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Kaylee Myhre Errecaborde, DVM
Instructor

Expertise: Policy

Locations: Southeast Asia

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Katey Pelican, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Ecosystem health, zoonotic disease, one health

Locations: Southeast Asia, Central and East Africa, Panama, Chile

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Andres Perez, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Veterinary epidemiology, Prevention and control of food animal diseases, Disease modeling, Quantitative epidemiology, Capacity building and development

Locations: Latin America, Middle East, Spain, Uganda

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Julia Ponder, DVM
Assistant Professor

Expertise: ecosystem health, raptors, wildlife

Locations: Galapagos Islands

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Srirama Rao, PhD

Expertise: research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying leukocyte trafficking and their recruitment, particularly eosinophils, in the context of airway allergic inflammation and asthma.

Locations: India

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Innocent Rwego, BVM, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Ecosystem health, Disease Ecology, connecting between human, domestic animal, wildlife animal, environmental health

Location: Africa especially in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Senegal and Tanzania

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Fernando Sampedro, PhD, MS
Associate Professor

Expertise: Food safety, risk analysis, processing technologies, capacity building in risk analysis in developing countries

Locations: Latin America, Eastern Africa, Southeast Asia

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Srinand Sreevatsan, PhD, MVSc, MPH
Professor

Expertise: Microbe-host interactions with specific emphasis on the evolution of the pathogen and it's adaptation to hosts. The translational aspect of these investigations is in the development of improved diagnostic tests and methods for microbial characterization and identification, as well as studies into new generations of antimicrobial vaccines and therapeutics.

Locations: South Korea, Brazil, China, Thailand

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Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor

Expertise: Animal health, infectious swine diseases and strategies to improve the health of swine systems

Locations: Chile

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Dominic Travis, DVM, MS
Associate Professor

Expertise: Ecosystem health, zoonotic diseases, biodiversity and health, disease surveillance and risk analysis, health ecology

Locations: East and Southern Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and Chile. (Moderate experience in SE Asia and W Europe)

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Scott Wells, DVM, PhD
Director of CAHFS, Professor

Expertise: Prevention and control of infectious diseases in cattle; use of analytic epidemiologic methods directed towards control of economically important disease conditions

Locations: Uruguay

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